Cardiology 2013

Year: 2013

Title: Consensus document on the radial approach in percutaneous cardiovascular interventions: position paper by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and Working Groups on Acute Cardiac Care** and Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology

Journal: EuroIntervention

Volume: 8

Issue: 11

Pages: 1242-51

Date: Mar

Short Title: Consensus document on the radial approach in percutaneous cardiovascular interventions: position paper by the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions and Working Groups on Acute Cardiac Care** and Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology

Alternate Journal: EuroIntervention : journal of EuroPCR in collaboration with the Working Group on Interventional Cardiology of the European Society of Cardiology

ISSN: 1969-6213 (Electronic)

1774-024X (Linking)

DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I11A192

Accession Number: 23354100

Keywords: Clinical Competence/*standards

Consensus

Coronary Angiography

Coronary Artery Disease/mortality/radiography/*therapy

Evidence-Based Medicine/standards

Humans

Learning Curve

Odds Ratio

Patient Selection

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention/adverse effects/*methods/mortality/*standards

Predictive Value of Tests

Punctures

*Radial Artery/radiography

Radiation Dosage

Risk Assessment

Risk Factors

Treatment Outcome

Abstract: Radial access use has been growing steadily but, despite encouraging results, still varies greatly among operators, hospitals, countries and continents. Twenty years from its introduction, it was felt that the time had come to develop a common evidence-based view on the technical, clinical and organisational implications of using the radial approach for coronary angiography and interventions. The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) has, therefore, appointed a core group of European and non-European experts, including pioneers of radial angioplasty and operators with different practices in vascular access supported by experts nominated by the Working Groups on Acute Cardiac Care and Thrombosis of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Their goal was to define the role of the radial approach in modern interventional practice and give advice on technique, training needs, and optimal clinical indications.

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